Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,381
Reviews:
1,233
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
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Photo of capeannbass36
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Pours a slightly cloudy, light amber gold color topped by a one finger offwhite head that hangs around a bit. Very light lacing.

S- Yeast, citrus and clove spice.

T- Lemon and clove spice. A little floral, I guess. Nice sweet and spicy taste.

M- Very fine, light tingly carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

O- Very light and easy to drink. Refreshing and clean tasting. Reminds me of Delirium Tremens. Perhaps a tad better than that.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of gerite
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottled poured into a crystal mug.

Poured as a golden amber color with a good 2-3 fingers of off-white head which had good retention. Plenty of thick lacing throughout the drinking. There was a slight citrus taste that seemed to increase as the beer warmed. A moderate to low hops flavor with medium carbonation. This is a pretty good beer for its style and very drinkable. In fact it was so good I had two of them.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of FickleBeast
3.12/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the George St Alehouse in New Brunswick. Arrives in a pint glass with a half finger of foam. Extremely cloudy, almost milky - not very appealing. Aroma is yeasty, banana, slightly phenolic.

First sip is again dominated by yeasty, spicy flavors. Banana and phenols are the primary flavors. It certainly resembles a Belgian pale ale, but I prefer mine with some more hop flavor, and a nice malty sweetness. This one just tastes like yeast to me. Not my personal preference.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of plfahey
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance-Medium to burnished gold in color with a slight cast of haze, perhaps chill haze tho. Medium low white head with fair retention and some wispy lacing.

Aroma-Perfumy, almost soapy floral alcohol/yeasty aroma up front. Behind are some pear esters with a trace of lemon citrus character. Faint orange blossom honey. Moderate spicy/herbal hop aroma and a bit of black pepper alcohol character.

Flavor-Low malt sweetness up front with white bread and honey characteristics. Plenty of fruity esters with orange, lemon, and a white wine grape flavor as well. Soapy perfume and white peppery booze close out the palate, and it finishes rather dry. Moderately low hop bitterness complements the alcohol and there's a slight woodsy/resinous/herbal character from the hops as well that lingers on into the finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderately high carbonation. Almost effervescent. Very slight warming at the back of the throat.

Doesn't quite stand up to it's Belgian counterparts, but it's still a pretty good beer in it's own right. Interesting yeast derived profile with some good ester and alcohol characteristics. Solid and quite drinkable, though not my favorite North Coast offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really like what North Coast puts out. It is just disappointing to have to go out of state to pick up a bottle of their fine brew.

This is a great example of a Belgian strong. The coloring, smell, and taste are really spot on.

Pranqster is blondish in color with just a little darker tint.

The flavor and smell are really clean. I like this beer. I recommend picking up this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 3,381 ratings.
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